16th October 2023 | Alps Tour Golf
Welcome to the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting
Cavaso del Tomba, October 16th 2023 – After a 13-week season, it’s time for the season-ending event, the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting. To be eligible to participate in the sought-after final, professional or amateur players must have participated in at least 5 events in 3 different countries. The first 50 professional players and ranked amateurs inside the ‘Top 50’ are eligible to compete. To compete in the final, besides being inside the ‘Top 50’ each player must be an Alps Tour member.
At the end of this week’s event, the top 5 players in the Alps Tour Order of Merit rank will earn a Challenge Tour category 12b card for the 2024 season.
Current Order of Merit Leader and a 2-times winner this season, Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney has already secured himself one of the five coveted Challenge Tour cards that are up for grabs this week. Alongside him, Netherland’s Kiet Van der Weele, who captured 3 wins his season, automatically earned himself a category 12a Challenge Tour card for the 2023 and the 2024 season.
The 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting will occur in Northeaster Italy, at Asolo Golf Club in Cavaso del Tomba from October 18th– 20th 2023. This is the 1st time that Asolo Golf Club will host the Alps Tour Grand Final and 9 years since it last hosted an Alps Tour regular tournament.
On Tuesday 17th October, with a shot-gun start at 11:00 am local time, the traditional best ball aggregate to Par Pro-Am will occur with approximately 20 teams participating.
Being the last event of the season, the best-ranked players will be competing for the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting title, but more importantly, they will attempt to earn one of the 5 eagerly desired 2024 Challenge Tour cards that will be assigned to the top 5 ranked players in the Order of Merit at the end of this week’s event.
In the field this week, all of this season’s winners will be present, which include: Jack Floydd winner of the season opener, Quim Vidal, a three-times winner this season Kiet Van der Weele, a two-times winner and the most recent winner Ronan Mullarney, Luca Cianchetti, Jose Manuel Pardo Benitez, Lars Keunen, Manfredi Manica, Gianmaria Rean Trincheroand Oihan Guillamoundeguy.
The 49 players in the field this week are competing for a prize fund of €50,000 and 60,000 points. The winner of the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting will earn € 10,000 and 9,500 Order of Merit points.
The tournament format is a 54 holes stroke play, 18 holes a day with no cut. In case of a tie for 1st place at the conclusion of the 54 holes, there will be a sudden-death playoff to determine the winner of the 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting.
The most recent winner of the tournament is Ireland’s Jonathan Yates, who won the event in 2022, held at Modena Golf & Country Club.
For the most up-to-date entry list, click here.
Asolo Golf Club is home to 27 holes of golf (red, green, and yellow courses) and the Asolo Golf Academy for players of all levels. The 27 holes at Asolo Golf Club, were developed by European Golf Design. It was founded in 1995 by a group of entrepreneurs, including Gilberto Benetton, and the current President of the Golf Club is Christian Benetton.
The 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting, will be played on Asolo Golf Club‘s Red and Green course, which is what is usually selected for tournament play. The course will be set up as a 6283 meters, Par 72. The red course allows players to make a few mistakes despite having vast, undulating greens and deep bunkers. On the other hand, the green course is shorter and more technical, with narrow fairways, many water obstacles, and a challenging final 3 holes.
Beyond the golf, Asolo Golf Club offers a well-equipped fitness center with a sauna, massage room, and relaxation area, a soccer field, a children’s playground, and tennis courts. During the summertime, there is also a swimming pool surrounded by greenery. Asolo Golf Club also has a guesthouse and a large conference room.
The 2023 Alps Tour Grand Final Presented by AURALIS Limitless Lighting is promoted directly by the Alps Tour.
For this event, we are grateful to have AURALIS Limitless Lighting as the tournament presenting sponsor. Auralis is the first integrated industrial hub in the lighting field. A unique, vertical, and comprehensive group of excellence that defines a new era in the lighting sector through a strong drive for technological innovation, the pursuit of beauty, and a clear mission aimed at promoting the culture of light as a tool to improve the quality of people’s lives.
The tournament also has numerous sponsors and partners such as: Ricoh, GAS Milano 1984, Battistella Golf, Extreme Factory, Imball Veneta, Golf 2.0 Megastore, Twïntee, Federazione Italiana Golf, Fédération Française de Golf, Real Federación Española de Golf and Österreichischer Golf-Verband.
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